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Arranged Marriage Search

Arranged Marriage Search

A closed group exploring arranged marriage as a viable route in the search for a partner and navigating the challenges around the process.

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Starts 21th July, 2024

4 Zoom sessions | Every Sunday at 10:30 AM IST | 75 minutes

Confidential | Small group, 6-8 people

Group Type: Support Group

Unlimited Peer Calls Included

Led by therapist Avneet Kaur

Program Fee - INR 3000 for India-based participants | INR 5000 for participants outside India | Unlimited Peer Calls Included

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Goals of the group

We will aim to create a safe, reflective and non-judgmental, 'sharing and learning' space to help participants discuss their concerns and challenges to help gather perspective around the arranged marriage process - both for those who are already navigating the process and those who are considering the option.

Who is the group for?

The group welcomes anyone who is in the process of partner search through arranged marriage and dealing with any of these thoughts.

"Is arranged marriage really for me? Why do I feel like a product on sale?"

"I find this whole space quite intimidating, confusing and tricky.Just really awkward!"

"My family does not understand, it gets so difficult to manage their expectations at times."

"It is quite scary to invest emotionally when rejections are bound to happen."

"There is too much pressure - saying yes or no is not that easy!"

Glimpse of the regime

Session 1: Reflecting on individual contexts

• Understanding the arranged marriage process in participants' socio-cultural contexts
• Personal narratives around taking the arranged marriage route
• Discussing individual pain-points around the constructs

Session 2: Exploring initial stressors

• Navigating the filtering process
• Managing family's expectations and interference
• Reflecting on preferences vs non-negotiables

Session 3: Getting to know prospective partners

• Taking a mindful approach
• Discussing chemistry vs compatibility
• Balancing vulnerability vs self-presevation
• Physical intimacy and boundaries

Session 4: Yes, No and After

• Challenges around saying No
• Dealing with setbacks and rejections
• "Impressing" the family vs drawing boundaries
• The time pressure and how can you be "sure"?
• Group check in

  • I can’t believe the difference the group has made in my life. Kept looking forward to Saturday sessions. Helped me finally make real progress.

    Nidhi

    Based in USA

  • It was comforting to hear that other people went through similar things. And hearing what was good, what was bad, and what they would change.

    Vikramaditya

    Leading the search process myself

  • I'd give it a 10 [out of 10]. I'm surprised at how vulnerable and open everyone was in the first session.

    Sukanya

    Been searching for 2 years

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Meet your Facilitator

Avneet Kaur

Avneet truly believes that that every individual has the resources to cope within themselves, and facilitates the healing journey by tapping into inner strengths and building self-awareness to manage deep-seated emotions.

Working with both individuals and couples, her work has centred around concerns like emotional distress, complex trauma, relationships & grief, among many others.
She is trauma-informed, as well as a queer-affirmative therapist. With 3+ years of experience and an MSc in Clinical Psychology, she employs an eclectic approach, drawing from cognitive-behavioural, humanistic & mindfulness-based approaches.
Outside the therapy space, you'll find Avneet immersed in books, running marathons, and enjoying quality time with her cats.

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What are SoulUp Groups?

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✔️ Small group, 6-8 people

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✔️ Weekly 75-minute online video sessions

What happens in a group session?

While the format can vary as per topic, here’s a flow that most sessions follow

Check In. Participants check-in with each others' feelings and answer the prompt given by the facilitator if any.

Conversation. Your facilitator will guide the group in a free-flowing conversation—with the goal of sharing openly, talking honestly, and deep emotional connection.

Check Out. Participants share what they're taking away from the session.

What am I going to get out of this?

Participants say that they feel heard, understood, more in control, and a feeling that you’ve got people rooting for you. By talking about your emotions and what's going on in your life, you'll realise that you're not alone and get ideas for how to improve your situation.

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SoulUp was founded in Feb 2022 by Punita Mittal and Mahak Maheshwari - a team of IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay with more than 20 years of combined healthcare experience. SoulUp is redefining mental health through groups that are effective, but also fun, social, and challenging.

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